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Workplace health is becoming a major public health issue for employers and all levels of government. Furthermore, workplace health is also gaining momentum at an individual organizational level. Well planned, comprehensive workplace health programs have been shown to be cost-effective, especially when the health promotion programs are targeted and matched to the health problems of the specific employee population. Furthermore, studies have repeatedly demonstrated that workplace health programs not only lower health care and insurance costs, but also decrease absenteeism, and improve performance and productivity.
Workplaces are an important, yet under-utilized, setting for promoting health and well being. Most people spend more than a third of their waking hours at work - large numbers of people can therefore be reached and encouraged to acquire the knowledge and skills to live a healthy lifestyle.
International Journal of Workplace Health Management considers workplace health from both the wider public health perspective, and the perspective of the individual organization. Workplace health and related issues are discussed in the context of three key guiding principles:
The International Journal of Workplace Health Management publishes:
Coverage includes, but is not restricted to:
Both public and private health organizations and government, academics and researchers in the field, human resources/senior management, unions, and all those who are active in the management, planning, evaluation and policies and processes associated with workplace health and wellness.
International Journal of Workplace Health Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Emerald Health & Social Care eJournals Collection page.
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principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics.